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European Social Fund Plus
Social Innovation Match (SIM)
Find Europe's best social innovation projects and organisations!
New ALMA initiative financed by ESF+
ESF for recovery
REACT EU (2021-23) and ESF+ (2021-27) will support the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis
The European Pillar of Social Rights
Making social rights a reality through ESF+ funding
Fi-Compass advisory platform
for EU shared management financial instruments


Join us online for the 9th Cohesion Forum

The 9th Cohesion Forum on 11-12 April is a unique opportunity to reflect on the role of cohesion policy in improving well-being all over Europe.

Revitalising vocational education and training: the Ílhavo School Group

The Ílhavo School Group, using funds from the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+), is leading an innovative approach to harmonise its curriculum with the ever-evolving workforce demands.

What is ESF+?

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The European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) is the European Union (EU)’s main instrument for investing in people. With a budget of €142.7 billion for the period 2021-2027, the ESF+ will continue to provide an important contribution to the EU’s employment, social, education and skills policies, including structural reforms in these areas.